Solid Rock Deliverance Temple
Morning Sunday School class
Teacher: Sonya Davidson
October 18th 2015
Romans 8:31-39 ERV
So what should we say about this? If God is for us, no one can stand against us. And God is with us. He even let his own Son suffer for us. God gave his Son for all of us. So now with Jesus, God will surely give us all things. Who can accuse the people God has chosen? No one! God is the one who makes them right. Who can say that God’s people are guilty? No one! Christ Jesus died for us, but that is not all. He was also raised from death. And now he is at God’s right side, speaking to him for us. Can anything separate us from Christ’s love? Can trouble or problems or persecution separate us from his love? If we have no food or clothes or face danger or even death, will that separate us from his love? As the Scriptures say, “For you we are in danger of death all the time. People think we are worth no more than sheep to be killed.” Psalm 44:22 But in all these troubles we have complete victory through God, who has shown his love for us. Yes, I am sure that nothing can separate us from God’s love—not death, life, angels, or ruling spirits. I am sure that nothing now, nothing in the future, no powers, nothing above us or nothing below us—nothing in the whole created world—will ever be able to separate us from the love God has shown us in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Breaking Down Barriers
Acts 10:24-38 ERV
The next day they came to the city of Caesarea. Cornelius was waiting for them and had already gathered his relatives and close friends at his house. When Peter entered the house, Cornelius met him. He fell down at Peter’s feet and worshiped him. But Peter told him to get up. Peter said, “Stand up! I am only a man like you.” Peter continued talking with Cornelius. Then Peter went inside and saw a large group of people gathered there. Peter said to the people, “You understand that it is against our law for a Jew to associate with or visit anyone who is not a Jew. But God has shown me that I should not consider anyone unfit or say they are not pure. That’s why I didn’t argue when your men asked me to come here. Now, please tell me why you sent for me.” Cornelius said, “Four days ago, I was praying in my house. It was at this same time—three o’clock in the afternoon. Suddenly there was someone standing before me wearing bright, shiny clothes. He said, ‘Cornelius, God has heard your prayer and has seen your gifts to the poor. He remembers you and all you have done. So send some men to the city of Joppa and tell Simon Peter to come. He is staying with another man named Simon, a leatherworker who has a house beside the sea.’ So I sent for you immediately. It was very good of you to come here. Now we are all here before God to hear everything the Lord has commanded you to tell us.” Peter began to speak: “I really understand now that God does not consider some people to be better than others. He accepts anyone who worships him and does what is right. It is not important what nation they come from. God has spoken to the people of Israel. He sent them the Good News that peace has come through Jesus Christ, the Lord of all people. “You know what has happened all over Judea. It began in Galilee after John told the people they needed to be baptized. You know about Jesus from Nazareth. God made him the Messiah by giving him the Holy Spirit and power. Jesus went everywhere doing good for people. He healed those who were ruled by the devil, showing that God was with him.
1. Cornelius, a Roman soldier was Christ, faithful servant. In charge of a hundred soldiers, and stationed in Caesarea, he and his house gave much alms to the needy. He prayed to God always.
2. He wanted more of what God had for him, so he prayed to God for what more could be done by him.
3. His heart was of the type to give, unselfishly.
4. An angel was sent to him, an answered Cornelius prayers, revealing to him, the name of a man name Peter. “Send for him and he shall reveal to you your answer”.
5. Cornelius, was truly a good man, his heart was pure, and whole, but he was missing something that was very significant. Giving gifts of alms is very important, but giving the gift of Christ is the most important gift to give.
6. He feared God, and God knew his heart. His family, and friends where all born again through his heart he had for God.